If you haven’t spent the last month pinning Easter ideas over on Pinterest then I’m not sure we can be friends. I love Easter because the children are home and it really can be just as magical as Christmas. If you are lucky the wonderful Easter bunny will make an appearance and you will be sneakily eating the children’s eggs when they aren’t looking. There are numerous reasons to buy craft materials. I don’t normally need an excuse to get my glue gun out but if Easter is one then ill take it. And then there is the Easter table. This is my favourite part. Not only because eating is always top priority for me but also because of the fun you can have with it. Here are my tips for a great Easter table using some great finds from Not On The High Street.
This really can be anything at all. Maybe incorporating some colours from plates or table linen you already have. I would suggest picking either two or three colours or choosing something like ‘pastels’ ‘metallics’ or ‘earthy’ tones. I have chosen gold and pink for my theme because gold is very on trend and available everywhere at the moment and the cute pink and pastel colours work well with making a table that is enjoyable for children too.
Personalised Napkin Ellie Ellie Plates from Homesense
I would make every piece I put on the table a statement piece if I could. I love the drama of these ‘wow’ items. However that can just make the table look too busy. So I have used gold cutlery which is such a luxurious item and always a talking point. The fantastic thing about it is that, as I said before metallics are very on trend at the moment and it will work with many different table styles. Other great statement piece ideas would be an amazing vase, glassware or even personalised little favours for your guests.
Gold Cutlery Ella James
Fun For Children
I have children that need entertaining during meal times. As a result I always have colouring pencils and little notebooks in every handbag that I own. When planning a nice family meal I always think about entertaining the children as much as I would do if we were going out for a meal. I have used personalised Easter biscuits on my table mainly because firstly who doesn’t like biscuits but also they double up as place names too. I would never encourage bribing your children to eat their dinner but.. Biscuits. Other ideas could be to use crackers and I have found these stunning Easter Bunny Crackers which contain things like crayons, marbles and even an origami set.
Crackers Nancy and Betty studio
Personalised Easter Biscuit Nila Holden Cookies
Tree Chi Chi Moi
Simply adding flowers in a vase is the first tick in this category but there are so many ways, especially with an Easter table that you can bring the outdoors in. Why not try little potted plants instead of flowers in a vase? Using artificial grass as a table runner? I have used little bird nests because I fell in love with these birds and it felt right to give them a proper home. That also ties in well with the Easter wreath that I have used for my table centrepiece. It will live happily on my door again after the meal so passers by can also enjoy it too!
Birds Just Add A Dress
Wreath Pippa Designs
Remember not to over do it with your table decorations. Its easy to have too much and leave your guests feeling overwhelmed. Make sure there is space to move plates around when food is being served and that you fill those champagne glasses to the brim! I hope that you all have a lovely Easter!
Hi cara, where is your gorgeous floral table runner from? I need it! Laura x
It’s from m&s! 😘
LOVE the pom pom tree!
Hi Cara, I love the gold animals! My friend gold spray painted plastic animals for her wedding tables last year and I’d love to get them some of these as a (more permanent) reminder for an anniversary present this year, where they’re from? xx
They are from m&s. I also had gold animals at my wedding!
Hi Cara, Just letting you know that the wreath pictured is actually the Spring Feather Egg and Twig wreath rather than the Easter one. Very similar, just different coloured eggs! Also found in my shop on Not on The High Street.
Lovely blog and beautiful photography and styling!! Good luck and thank you for featuring my work! Pippa Designs. 🙂
Oh Apologies! Thank you for letting me know. x